LEANTE, Edward, of Shaftesbury, Dorset.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
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Family and Education

Offices Held

Mayor, Shaftesbury Mich. 1374-5, 1379-80.1

Tax collector, Dorset Dec. 1384, Dec. 1985.


Edward’s kinsman, John Leante, sat for Shaftesbury in the second Parliament of 1383. Although he himself was twice mayor of Shaftesbury, twice a royal commissioner for the collection of parliamentary subsidies in Dorset, and on several occasions a witness to local deeds,2 no personal details about his family or means of livelihood have been discovered.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


Variants: Lawte, Lente.

  • 1. Egerton 3135, f. 81v; Harl. Ch. 76B 15; Shaftesbury Recs. ed. Mayo, 43.
  • 2. Egerton 3135, ff. 73, 77v, 83.